It is not the first time where politicians have used religion to score political mileage. Now the actor turned politician Kamal Haasan has triggered a massive controversy by saying that Independent India’s first Hindu terrorist was Nathuram Godse.
While addressing an election campaign at Aravakurichi in Tamil Nadu on the night of 12th, Kamal Haasan said “I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it starts”.
He added “I’ll thump my heart and say that I’m a good Indian and any good Indian will want the country to be peaceful and equal for all. They will always want the three colours of the national flag to remain the same as ever”.
This statement has stunned the 100 crore Hindus because till date it was said that terrorism doesn’t have any religion. Even after thousands were killed in India since Independence, many elite class said that terrorism doesn’t have any religion. But how come all of a sudden Kamal Haasan claimed that the first terrorist was a Hindu? Isn’t this an insult to 100 crore Hindus?
Several prominent figures demanded Kamal Haasan to tender an apology for such a bizarre statement. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi said “Dear Kamal sir, you are a great artist. Just like art has no religion, terror has no religion either! You can say Ghodse was a terrorist, why would you specify ‘Hindu’? Is it because you were in a Muslim dominated area looking for votes?”.
Rajya Sabha MP Professor Rakesh Sinha said that “Kamal Haasan seems desperate to gain some Muslim votes and to accomplish it, he is insulting Hindu civilisation and dharma. I seek apology for using Terrorism for the Hindus”.